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Four Dead As Phone-Pressing Driver Rams Car Into Truck


May 27, 2023

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Four persons have died in a road crash along the Lagos-Ibadan highway when a driver rammed his car into a moving truck while pressing phone.

The accident happened opposite Mountain Top University, around Rain Oil Petrol Station at the early hours of Saturday.

It involved a Lexus RX350 car with registration number, KTU738HM, and a Mack marked, T21024LA.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed that a total of six male adults were involved; “two persons were unhurt while four were recorded dead from the crash.”
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Florence Okpe, the FRSC spokesperson in Ogun, said: “The suspected causes of the fatal crash were excessive speed, use of phone while driving, which led to loss of control on the part of the Lexus driver and he rammed into a moving truck.”

Okpe disclosed that the remains of the dead victims were deposited at the Real Divine Hospital morgue in Ibafo

Meanwhile, the FRSC Sector Commander FRSC in Ogun, Ahmed Umar, has cautioned motorists on the use of phone while driving and the dangers associated with such.
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Umar commiserated with the family of the victims, advising them to contact the Ibafo office of the FRSC for more information about the crash.

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